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About This School

Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education is a charter middle school in Camarillo. The principal of Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education is Maryellen Lang and Doreen Learned, who can be contacted at maryellen.lang@cape.k12.ca.us. 497 students attend Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Filipino. 1% of the Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 497 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education is 21:1. Monte Vista Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 18%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 2% 4%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Hispanic 18% 70%
Asian 10% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 16752%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 43%
Limited English proficiency 1% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We agonized for months between the local Catholic school (which we also liked very much) and CAPE. We decided to try CAPE knowing it was a one-time "take it or leave it" opportunity and are SO happy with our choice. Unfortunately our child's kindergarten teacher (who we loved) moved away after Christmas break. This is where the excellence of CAPE really came to light and that was how seamlessly the transition was handled with minimal disruption for the students. My child got another excellent K teacher and continues to flourish. We are here for the long haul and thankful that we will not have another difficult school choice to make until high school!

  • (2 years ago)

    CAPE is the place to send your kids for a top notch education! Academic standards are set very high for students with the GATE and honors programs built into the curriculum for ALL students. My children have made tremendous academic strides at this school. The teachers and staff have consistently proven to be very caring and supportive. The student population is diverse. Bullying is not tolerated. This school should be held as the model for how to run all schools in California. Parental involvement is big at CAPE with each family required to serve 1 hour per week. My only wish is that this school would go all the way through 12th grade. That would ensure a solidly outstanding K-12 education in preparation for the university.

  • (4 years ago)

    I cant say enough about this school! It has been everything that I have been looking for. Great teachers and staff with great communication with parents. Lots of parent envolvment. This is my son's second year here and he is doing awsome; reading above grade level and loving school. I love C.A.P.E.!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Outstanding school. Teacher run and parent driven. Efficient operations model. Happy kids. Solid school great scores and super staff. This is a role-model charter setup too with plenty of volunteerism on board.

  • (5 years ago)

    CAPE has exceeded my expectations! As a parent of a kindergartener I was impressed by the teacher s high expectations for her students which the kids happily lived up to. In addition there were many field trips that aided in the 'hands on' educational style of learning by doing. They make learning fun through intrinsic motivation and the kids respond wonderfully to this learning style! Our teacher went above and beyond what was necessary on so many levels and it s very obvious when you see the great success of her students. We couldn't be happier!

  • (5 years ago)

    'C.A.P.E. has been a wonderful experience with all of the teacher to student interaction. It is Education and fun all at the same time. I can't wait for it to be a K-12 school!

  • (6 years ago)

    CAPE ended up being all that I had hoped and more. For my 3rd and 4th grader there were very high academic expectations which kept them both challenged. They also enjoyed the support and feeling at home with their principal office staff and teachers. They also took the opportunity to participate in activities outside the classroom that were the icing on the cake.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am extremely satisfied with the education my children are receiving at CAPE. Both children are reading far above grade level their thought process demonstrates maturity and breadth of understanding. They both succeed at math algebra geometry and complex science concepts. The Arts are represented by musical theatre band strings and artist/composer of the month to learn from. The bi yearly Mini Courses program have allowed them to experience different disciplines from areospace to law practice from camping to crafts. The teachers and parents work together to create a nurturing environment. Due to the espousing of the Open Philosophy no awards are given to inspire children's performance. Instead the faculty create an environment conducive to life long learning with hands on challenges and fun learning programs that inspire our students to learn for learning's sake. I would recommend CAPE to any parent with college bound students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This new Charter School shows how things can happen when an entire school works together; teachers parents staff & students. This amazing school started a school in three months. This included finding a location hiring teachers wading through mountains of charter paperwork. It was absolutely amazing watching students put paint to walls in order to create their new environment. Talk about ownership. The teachers and staff of this school truly care about each individual student. The learning opportunities are amazing - truly out of the box. Learning is augmented with frequent fieldtrips that truly engage the children and are relative to their curriculum. It is also wonderful having a school board that is available and knowledgeable about what is going on inside the classroom. The k-8 atmosphere may not be for everyone but I truly believe that my 8th grader learned more and missed out on a lot of peer drama.

  • (6 years ago)

    After one year in operation the classes are full with waiting lists in most grades. This K-8 school program involves parents in all aspects of their child's education with full support of teachers and administration. This truly remarkable school community is an amazing accomplishment from a dedicated group whose grass root efforts and concern for children's education resulted in a wonderful place for our kids to be.

  • (6 years ago)

    Dedication to students' education and well-being are two of CAPE's strengths I value most. The teachers principal and all staff truly care about the children's intellectual and emotional growth as well as their physical safety and development. It is a wonderful school where every student feels welcome safe and challenged.

  • (6 years ago)

    Students are being groomed into well-rounded individuals by being offered a balanced education that includes high academics music p.e. quality fieldtrips mini-courses band speech sports teams etc. The ending of the first year of CAPE marks many many more great years of quality education for my children as well as hundreds of other children. Go Comets!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great principal teachers and staff outstanding parental involvement caring environment and wonderful kids. An experience that I sure few schools could provide. I highly recommend this school to anyone that thinks raising a good person is as important as the school work itself. Umrao Mayer

  • (6 years ago)

    Fantastic charter school! Both my kids go here and they are getting a great education that includes many side activities.

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